West Ham insiders do not expect strike action or a cry baby reaction from Marko Arnautovic as his transfer saga continues.
The club revealed to CandH yesterday that the Chinese interest may not yet be at an end but any signs of another Dimitri Payet scenario is unlikely to be treated with kid gloves.
A top club insider – speaking to us on the phone – said: “The situation surrounding Payet were entirely different where some personal issues were involved.
“Given the circumstances, it was tough to start introducing sanctions against him as it was clear he had to return to France for a number of emotional reasons.”
He indicated, however, that the club always had measures available, to deal with situations where a player may use the same tactics as Payet to force a move for financial reasons.
He added: “Arnie has been training and the decision not to play at Bournemouth was mutual between himself and the manager – there is no problem.”